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»hes ol a l-itgo port...II of our follow citizens, de mands the passage of .» law, referring ilie question at ence lo the people for their determination. If the pco I'1’ ffer(> correctly represented in the late vote in the 1 louse ot Delegates, a large in..j.mty is in favor of the j enactment of such a law. Judging by this test, ...1,1 <G of the while population of Virginia, are for sub mitting the question to the people, and 22U.‘J27 are op pt>;ed to it. Notwithstanding the bill was lost by a majority nf four voles in the House of Delegates. 'I his meeting cannot but regard the rejection of this biil, as unwise as it was illiberal and unjust. It can not believe that 371,000 of the free population of Vir- ! ginia, will tamely *ubm:t to be arbitrarily ruled by j SI'-O.OOO; that a profound veneration will be long; preserved for a form of government, which admits of such gross inequality. In fact, the fate of this bill lias excited any thing but kinj and amicable feeling. In many of the cooties, meetings have been held, and resolutions, ex ptessirc of strong disapprobation, been carried by overwhelming majorities. The friends of toform are determined to bring their irresistible force of public opinion to bear upon the next General As scinbly of Virginia. You, too, have important inter ests at stake, and you cannot surely bo unwilling that your vo.ee should be heard upon this interestm" oc casion. ° This meeting has, therefore, deemed it adviseable “lo request the Sherifl'to open a poll, for (ho purpose of ascertaining whether a majority of thy Freeholders ot (his county aie in favor of the passage ol a law, au thorising the sense of the people to he taken upon the propriety of calling a convention *o revise and amend • >ui Stale Constitution.”—Should such a law pass, the question of ilCotivculi->:i,‘>1 or ‘‘^Vb' Conventionwill -'.11 be open. You ivill stand as uncommitted then, " you do uow. You can still look about you, survey all the great interests of the country, and as they shall require, determine whether or not, you desire a chan^o of the Constitution. ° On motion of S. Bass, Rsq. it rra3 Iirsolvr<l, That the proceedings of this meeting be published an the Western Virginian. The meeting theu adjourned. C.HA3. R. Baldwin, See*:;. J. L. FRY, C/iVt. From the I\tntucJctj Reporter. The annexed letter of Gen. Stephen Van Ilense laer is submitted as explanatory of the celebrated bit Hard table cu&c, which has figured so largely in the ! public prints. As wc expected, the appearance of the j Itiiliaid table item in the schedule furnished by the! Agent appointed to furnish the articles for the Ptesi-. ! dent a hoii'-e, was without the knowledge or approba tion of i\Ir. Adams—that when it was made known to him, he had it excluded fioin the list of purchases with the public money. Jins, (ten. Van Rensclaer says lie learned from the President before the discus sion took place in the bouse at tlio session Vcforc the last. Mo that !\Sr. Carson’s alarm speech on this sub ject was wholly gratuitous. This is a small matter, but as great stress has been placed upon it, and elTcct intended to bo produced by it, the public should be correctly informed as to the facts of the case. The circumstances and facts detailed by Gon. Van Kcn htdacr wc have no doubt, are correct, and by which it will he seen that not one cad of the people’s money has been paid for a billiard table, &c. St would be gialifying if as much could be said of the members of Congress who have been so prodigal of the public money in interposing obstacles to the public busi nc33, by mrikmg long speeches against the adminis tration. Jjixingtaa.'Jptil 4, 1827. Idran Sip.: I learned from you some short tiino since ao conversation, that you bad been informeJ from a respectable source that none of the public money bad ever been actually used in the purchase of a billiard table for tiie President’s house. As much has been said with a view to prejudice the public mind against the President in icgard to this subject, I wish, if con venient to you, a pai ticular statement, explaining this transaction, as far as in your power to give. If the President has not used the public vio/iey it is right that the people should know it. Yours Respectfully, TlIO. CURRY. Jinn. J vs. Gr.Ait's:, If'in. hestc.r, 7th rlpril, 1827. Kt'Ait Hi nr I have this moment received your note of the ill. inst.—For answer to it, l send you the en closed copies of a letter from my self to Gen. Van Ren ralaer and his reply to it. This is ail the information J Can give on the subject. With respect, S’AS. CLARK. i»lr. Tnos Gunny. H'ashington, Jfarch 2d, 1827. i Sfrt: In a report made to the house of rrprosenta- j lives during (he last session of Congress by (he com mittee on expenditures on the public buildings, of which you were chairman, mention is made of a bit- j Hard table for the President’s house. As much has been said respecting it in (lie public prints, will you ,n\goodness to inform me of the facts connected ..urebase, out of what fund it was paid for, public or private, and it tho table was purclia ’■be knowledge and approbation of the Prc • •c ,,K> honor to he with great respect, vour obe-! d servant, _ .7. CLARK. won. S. Van Rx.nm;?.at n. I fcnise of Representilicct, .March 2d, 18^7. Sir: I received jour letter of this dav, and have to say in answer, that (he committee on the pub I'C building*, of which I was chairman at the last ses . in the discharge of their duly round it necessary ’ <ve an account or schedule or the furniture in the ■ ulml'.i hon~e obtained in viitu? of a previous ap i;t,»on by tCongress. We had no communication (he President, on the subject; nor do I suppose nc had any knowledge, either of what we applied .or what was furnished u:;: our application was to’ is private Secretary and (lie Inventory or account, as i handed to us by him, wasannexed to our report with ont examination by us, and both the report arid in ventory were ordered to be printed, neither the one' nor the other having been read in tbr bouse, (be read- I mg having been dispensed with, as 13 usual in cases of | reports of committee”. Soon after the report and inventory bad been printed -.•nd -nine days before tbr discussion arose in the house 1 '.i the report, / /ear net from the Pn:.sim:?iT that the! "v- far as it related to the billiard table, ice. i r ": i rely erroneous and thr.l no part of the pvblic\ 1/H'i.datn had beta, or win,'fit be applied to any 1 , 'irp;I 1 egret that eireunist.inces prevented ! <o:n making tins explanation afterwards when tbc ! ; !• ersalion on the subject took (dace in the house, I had I done so, it ir probable so many remarks | >,:'bt v >t li-iw; been indulged in be/ore the public J v:ii very respectfully, your humble sonant. me editor does well to conceal from hi readers GCn. I .l.cksou ■ It Her to a Oeotgia Governor, in lt’.ir, . • inch that (Jovrnior m.w imultid, and mid “ Yon Sir. t *"« fiarernar of a State, tv> rnix Mii.ita&v mviI ‘•i;»n, II A V 11 |S'() HUH IT TO ISM !•; t\ * » ‘H<V OKI/r.K U FHI.ST I AM I \ THR FIELD.” Genera! .fecks at were President. would he debit 01 c<ng tin* laws by arms until he had tried event expedient, mid sobrnitud the question to f'on» . (IT. S. ship 1 ruled State0, Com. ITnll, from (he! 1 !ic Ocean, via the Hra/.il, sailed from Ifr>rbadoC3j l •’’Sera she called for ira'-r’ on the Jd ia-». for New Yopj. Judge .'. Cr \r.i;. S. VAT HRNSKRAEn. / Us. bill. Jvowf U'c U. S. Tchgrttpk ij ,Jpni IT. Ci.t k Sprino, Scotf county. Ivy. ) • April, 1827. C Sjh: In compliance with your request, ns far ns in my power, 1 will now detail Jo \ u the substance ofa conversation «Inch took place between Mr. Seaton, the junior editor of the .National Intelligencer, and my self; which he has thought proper partially to disclose —‘irst, to individuals, and lastly to the public; and in both cases he ascribed language to me which 1 never Used. You will particularly attend to the time of the con versation, which was early in the session uf Congress previous to the last, and upon a subject personal to himself, vir.. the transfer of the printing of Hie laws ol Congress from the National Intelligencer to the Nat ional Journal. The meeting with Mr. Soaton in the Senate Chamber, at the close of a daily session, was accidental, and tho conversation unpremeditated. I had been in habits oi intimacy and friendship with Mr. Seaton, for 12 or years, and the conversation, which was casual, no doubt, partook ofthat freedom of remark, which tho nature of the subject, and the most j perfect confidence and friendship would naturally in ; spire; not supposing that it ever could or would be the ! subject of private disclosure or public remark. In a . few days after, notwithstanding this, i\Ir. Seaton, ei ! ther directly or indirectly, communicated the couver* | sntionto Mr. Clay, of whom he had spoken with no lit J tie freedom; and as the facts came to me they were ec i misrepresented that I Jidjiut know that the allusion i was made to this conversation, until cq a subscrjuonl . day, I was informed that Mr. Seaton had made the i communication. I was represented as having made re-> 1 marks personally ofTen. ive and abusive of the admin istration. Having up to that period, entertained (he j very highest opinion of the integrity and amiable dis | position of Mr. Seaton, I was more than astonished, 1 , was shocked, at what I considered- a wanton and un ! necessary attempt to destroy that harmony of social j intercourse which had ever existed between (lie rncm i hers of the administration and myself, and particularly to make a breach of friendship between Mr. (‘lay anil rnyself. As it was a conversation that I did not think any rnan of honour would ever condescend to mention again, more especially with a design to make mischief, and recollecting the remarks of Mr. Seaton himself, I was anxious to place his disclosures to want of pru dence and discretion on this occasion, rather than tn ascribe them to malignity or heart and want of prmci pie; and I felt less disposed to attribute them to a wish on his part to currtjfacour with the administration at my expense, and in violation of those principles which govern honorable men in private and social intercourse with each other—principles that have been consccra ted by time, and by which all men are shielded from the animadversions of the world upon any unguarded expression. Mark, also, that u;>to this period I had been the per sonal, l will say devoted frictu! of Mr. Seaton, ar.d iiis partner, Mr. Gales. Dining the recess, and before the commencement of the last session of Congress, I d is covered that some of the public prints used the same language, which Mr. Seaton had ascribed to me; but as my name wa3 not connected with tho publication, I remained 3iler.t. In the course of the last session of Congress I detailed to several friends tho circumstan ecs and manner of that conversation. I mentioned it to one of the members of the administration, who told me that he had been informed or understood that Mr. Seaton had not intended to make any part of the con versation public; and was mortified that it had become so. This softened my fcplings cn the occasion, and 1 had determined to converse with Mr. Seaton; but, nj on reflection, I thought it was his duty to explain to me this extraordinary apparent departure from tho mica of honour which time had consecrated. I wisk you dis tinctly- to understand, that my regret at his course did not arise trurn tho least unwillingness that tho whole world should know the opinions which I expressed on' that occasion, and the sentiments 1 uttered. If I had supposed that they were to be made the subject of pub. lie investigation, l might have selected different lan guage to express them. But to come to the conversation. I expressed mv deep regret that the printing oi the laws had been transferred from the Intelligencer to the Journal, on account of my personal friendship to Mr. Seaton and ! Mr. Gales, and expressed my doubts as to the poliev of j ll'C measure in reference to the administration. * In ; fact, I staled that 1 did not believe it was ri wise mea sure, and that I thought it would do more harm than [good. Mr. Seaton appeared deeply wounded; not so much on account of any great pecuniary disadvantage which would result from the transfer, as (he act itself, which ho considered a mark of disapprobation ofhis course, and an attempt to injure, in a small affair, which was iimvoithy of any administration. Learning from sonic of his remarks that lie considered Air. Clay his enemy, I expressed surprise, and told him l was under an impression that there existed between Mr. Clay and himself the most perfect good will and friendship, I recollect the very language of .Mr. Scr.ton to this re mark. lie said Mr. Clay had no friendly feeling to wards him, and never could have; that he knew Mr. Clay too well; and Mr. Clay knew this fact too well, ever to be bis friend. As 1 did not desire to hear any personal insinuations or charges, I did not ask for an explanation of what he meant; nor did 1 know at that time; nor do I ever wish to know, to what facts heal hided. I waived tins part of the conversation, hy say ing to him, in a familiar style, that I expected now to ecc him break ground against the administration. lie said that he cculd not oppose the measures of the ad ministration which he approved on account of an iniu. r> cone mmsen personally t>y one ot its members._ This answer accorded with my own views ofproprio «y, and I stated that I had acted, and should continue to act, upon that principle; that I would neither oppose what my judgment approved, nor advocate what I dis approved, on account of the Presidential question; that I considered it my duty to give to the administration every opportunity to he judged by the correctness of its mcasnres, but as I conscientiously believed that General Jackson was, at the time of Mr. Adams’elec tion, the decided choice of a majority of (he citizens of the United .‘States, I should feel myself justified, upon the principles of free government, to rote for General Jackson at the polls, although the administration might he as pure as the angels in heaven. Although this language may he too strong, nnJ not proper for such an occasion, yet other words which I did not use have been added, to give to my expressions the appearance of profanity. i am perfectly willing to he judged by my actions; and although 1 have uniformly declared for the election of Gen. Jackson, I defy any man to say that my course has been illiberal Inwards the administration. 1 do not at this tune recollect a single vole of mine in which i found it my duly to vote against what may be tennod an administration measure. Co tins as it may. I defy any man to point out an expression of mine in public i debate or in private conversation, where I have trea- ! ted the members of the administration with rudendss or ^ disrespect. If I were that, to act, I should violate those feelings of perfect respect and sincere personal fiior.d hip, which I have ever entertained for them—some for more than 20 years—none for los« than 12 or 15 yearn, i have never intended to he persona! in any remarks of mine in relation to the present administration. It painful enough to be separated from friends, politi cally with whom I have been in the habit of intimacy r.o many years; that pain shall never he increased by any act ot mine, if I know it, by making a breach m 'dial frioiidly and social intercourse which I have ever maintained with them individually up to the present period. I often find language too feeble to express my feel ings. I his is one of I huso occasions. I cannot express m\ regret that there should he a necessity for me to take up my time in making a statement of a private conversation, which I never should have thought of again hut for the fads herein related, and which ne ver ought to have b"rn brought before the public. It presents an example >-f a social and friendly inter course and personal confidence violated, which must mortify ad good men; and which, if sanctioned, would su.ijc.ctOur most unguarded expressions to our intimate friends, in whom we place unbounded confidence, to public observation an.J scrutiny. I dr* not claim that pci lection which would bear such scrutiny, without '.! o frr; ’itaiiyg ofhrpr- for;r» y rPr ; i,av» u cbnsoiatum (u Lvltcvo that neither uitiiui nor luo (Siu I charge me with having acted m a v*ay to require them to come before the public to explain or detail private , convcisulious. I I must not omit to slate that Major Eaton, ofTcn ^nossee, came up soonafter the conversation vritli Mi. I Seaton commenced; but. not having conversed with I bim on the subject, I do not know what pail u( it he ' heard or can remember. With respect. Your obedient seivant. mi. m. Johnson. Gen. Derr Giu;i:>\ MR. SEATON’S STATEMENT. Published in the U. S'. Telegraph, of .Ipril 19. letter of Col. Richard M. Johnson, published in the Telegraph of last evening, requires from me ! some notice, i have never publicly identified C’olo | ncl Johnson's name with :he violent expressions which j hav« been imputed to him,, and which he certainly | ,,scd. and never should have done so: but as the public | has become acquainted with them, 1 am not surprised | that Col. J. should endeavour, by all the means iii his | power, to relieve himself from the effect with dcolara j lions so reckless in their character and spirit arc cal. j eclated to produce on the reputation of a public man. j Respecting Col. Johnson fur his public services, and | esteeming him for his private virtues, I sincerely re gretted that he should permit the violence of party fee lings so far to get the better of his good judgment and his proverbial philanthropy, as to entertain and utter sentiments so unbecoming a patiiot and a Senator; and 1 as sincerely regret that he lias, by his publica tion, obliged rne to bear witness to the signal impro priety which he. m fact himself acknowledges. Indeed, lie admits so full} all that has been stated, in regard to the conversation between us, to which lie refers, that I • should not deem any reply to his letter necessary, had tie not, very much to inv surprise, sought to give to that conversation a private character, and consequent : ly to make it appear, that, by speaking of his indiscreet expressic ns, I had violated his confidence, This, 1 aver, was not the fact. I am warranted in say iog so, because there was nothing in the commencement, in the tone, in a manner, or in the place, of that cuiiveisation, or in the relation in which Col . J. and myself stood to each other, at the time, to impart to it a confidential , character. The conversation wss entiicly casual, was jopen, loud, and as public as the place permitted it to j he. i hero was a third person present during a part j of it, he admits, and I am not sure that there were | not others within hearing. Is it probable that another j gentleman would approach and listen to a confidential I conversation, or that Col. J. would liavo continued it, j being such, after that gentleman joined us? i . Letting this, however, pass for the present, I will, i since 1 am compelled to notice the subject thus pub ! licly, state, as briefly as 1 can, what really passed on I the occasion referred to, in order to correct some news j papei misrepresentations and some iuuccuiacies in Col. j Johnson's own statement. t>ome tune in the session of lf!25-G, a9 I was passing through the Senate chamber to the Secretary’s table, after the Senate had adjourned, I was hailed by Col. Johnson (sitting near one of the fire places under the gallery, with one other member standing or walking near lit—) who in his familiar manner of speaking” said “How goes it old fiicud: \\ cl I, when are vou coin' ing out?” Editor. — On what subject, Colonel? (ol. J.—Why on the Presidential question._ Are you not corning out against the Administration? Editor.—I can’t tell. The administration has hard ly commenced its career yet, and I don’t sec any thin", so far, to condemn. °’ Co/. J. What of thaP Has not Clay taken away the laws from your paper? Editor.—Tiue; but that would be making a privaio grievance a motive for^iblic conduct; and that wo cannot do, however sore we may feel.about it. As for Mr. Clay, I know heisnotiiend of ours; we oppo sed him, and I understand (bat he has always been hostile to us and our paper; but the administration may ^ pursue a policy that we have approved in other admit j nistrations, and if they do so, how can wc with any consistency oppose them? j t’ol. Johnson, (with vehemence, and J think, with ; an oath)—I would not care for that. If any body in jured me I would give them as good as they sent; and, j as for this administration, wc will turu them out, as | sure as there is a Cod in Ilcavcn. Editor.— But, Colonel, how can you snv so, before 1 you see what course the administration will adopt?_ (Suppose they consult the public interest, and pursue a . course which yon think right? j Col. J.—1 don’t care: [raising his arm, and speakiri" I with tvarmth.J for, by the Eternal, if they act as pure as (the Angels that stand at the right hand of the Throne j of Cod, we’ll put them down. j To this I made no reply, hut left the Colonel, (o ’ pursue tiic errand (hat carried me to the Senate Cham | her. The last remark astonished and shocked me, • and made an impression on niy mind loo strong ever to | he effaced. I have stated it with a fidelity thaP[ would i attest at t>c last moment of life, and I have related the j rest of tlie conversation with substantial (ruth. Col : one! Johnson gives a different turn to his rcmaiks, and n- uoubt honestly; but he w;i6 so much excited, that he ! ought not to be too confident in the accuracy of bis ! memory. I arn as fully impressed as any man, with j tiie indelicacy and unseemliness of lightly repeatin" I conversations that are even not confidential, arid 7 j certainly conformed to this impression in the case of Col. Johnson; !>*;( I am not clear that a sense of public duty did not require me forthwith to give the utmost | publicity to the declaration of Col. Johnson, that his > countrymen might bn advised of a principle of action so monstrous, avowed by a prominent member of a great party in the Republic. um .no omce oi a puonc accuser is not an enviable one, and lo Co!. 'Johnson 1 owed several years of kindness and apparent fiicndship. I therefore spoke of his imprudence to no one for several days, nor until the following incident led me to do so, and then, without giving permission to repeat it. In a free fire side conversation some evenings afterwards, a member of Congress, tn speculating on the probable course of certain politicians, happened to say that Col. I!. M. Johnson would go for the Administration. I asked him if he had any reason to think Col. J. ft iend l.v to the administration. Ife replied that lie was con fident of the fact, as he had been informed that Col. J. had given a member of (be Cabinet to understand (bat he was a decided friend. I thought it incumbent on me to undeceive tkc gentleman alluded to. and did so by stating what had passed between Col. J. and myself in the Seriate Chamber. I subsequently men tioned the conversation to one other gentleman; but whether either of the two communicated it to Mr. Clay, or whether Mr. Clay ever was informed of it at all, I know not, as I have not exchanged a word, beyond a simple salutation, with that gentleman, since he became Secretary of State; and therefore Col. J’s insinuation that I betrayed him to Mr. C. is wholly gratuitous and untrue. It may be proper lo state, in explanation ofmy remark respecting Mr. Clay’s hostility to our paper, that it had rc'croncc not altogether lo public indications of feeling on his part, whioh he tools no pains to conceal (for whatever faults he may have, want of frankness i;i avowing Ins didikcs or res'-ritmcnts is not among the number,) but to the communication of a distinguish' cd member from Virginia, who, in discoursing to me, some time before, on the propriety of our assailing the Administration, urged as a reason, within bis know ledge, that Mr. (.'lay had always been inimical to us. riiat gentleman will recollect the answer which I made to him also:—(.hat in shaping our editorial course wc threw our personal affairs entirr ly out of view. But Col. Johnson alleges that his rernj.ks lo me wore confidential. The fact is, Col. J had ns little right to make mo the depository of his political secrets, as I had to know that his revela'ions were intended to be confident in!; for we were too well acquainted with each other’s Presidential predilections, to invito from him a confidential disclosure of his attachrncuts on that head, or to render such a disclosure necessary. As far j Hack as tbc preceding session, that i«, the session in | which Mr, Adams was elected President, and even be r»rc Iitsiortigurafioo f'nl. .Tohr»?on had determ jncy to cater uiu raou> ot liic Opposition that wu* lu Ute, auu urged me to go with him and his party. It may be well to advert Co this incident a little mote par.tir.ti latly, foi every body acquaint! d with the Colonel’s earnest and impressive manner, knows that what he i says is tint easily forgotten. It w; before lii dejiiirtuie from Congress,in March, i inerting the Colonel In the vestibule of the Senate I Chamber, Ho stopped to take leaamt said to mo, lie | Imped ttiat as General Jaeksou s I: i'ii is wmil ' support n> i in llie election of Piinter, (to take place in a day or two,) , »*• would come out against the Administration after the j adjmirtiment of Congress, [although the Administration was not then formed, for the President was not installed, Iand cl course had tiwt even uninitiated a men.her of his Cabinet] mill further said, if we did not, we might expect I the opposition of the friends of the General. 1 informed the Colonel then, as afterwards, that we could not regulate the course of our paper by private considerations; that as Mr. Ci aw ford had not succeeded, we were content that Mi. Adams had; that we Imped he would administer the Government ably and beneficially, and if lie did so, we could not oppose him simply because we had opposed his election; that General Jackson should always receive at our hands that fairness and respect which his eminent pub lic services and well earned stai ning entitled him to; hut that «e never had and never would trammel or compromise onr editorial coarse by any private stipulations. Is it pro bable, after this conversation, that Col. J. should, at the following session, think of making to me a confidential revelation of his sentiments on the same topic? But I re peat, I was not aullioi ized by a single circumstance to con sider it confidential, mid I had not liic remotest idea that I it was so, nor indeed did it deserve to be. As well might j anothei Opposition Senator claim to have been confidential, , who, in a public place, in the hearing of several, on bciii" j rallied on the triumph of the Administration party on the ' Panama mission, said, “yes, they have beaten us by a If w “votes, after a hard battle, but if they had only taken the “other side and refused the Mission, wo would have had “them.” * I am far from imputing ta Col. Johnson intentional mis statement; hut he lias done me great injustice, ami I have defended myself hy a detail of facts, :1s brief as I could make it. I would have said less had less sufficed; but when an humble individual is called on to vindicate liim self against the great odds ul a distinguished name and high station, it is due to himself that he omit nothing which truth authorizes him to u*o- \V. \Y. SEATON. H asfiinglun, Jlpril 18, 1SJ7. ISk;v Vouk, April 21. — We huvc received by the packet ship Strpliania, captain Pell, our regular files of Palis Journals to tlie 2d ult. inclusive, but their contents have already been anticipated; we however translate some items. * j The Gazette of Augsburg announces, under the head , of Vienna, that that city had been thrown into coaster | nation, by the murder of the Abbe Plank, professor of mathematics. l ie was 72 years old, and had given lessons to the hereditary Prince and the duke of Rei- i chstadl. '.Napoleon's son.) He was a distinguished and much esteemed man—tlie person suspected of his j minder, was immediately handed over to the tribu | nal. He is of good society and named Jaroszioski, i and has served as Colonel of the Polish legion, and is decorated with various orders, lie had made the acquaintance of the unfortunate professor under pro text of borrowing money from him. The Abbe Plank was found pierced with 13 poniard wounds. The Austrian Observer of the 17th Feb. states, that accoiding to recent advices from Greece, a battle was fought on the ! Otli Dec. a't Betira, (on the other cide of Parnassus) in which the Greeks had the advantage. The Journal du Commerce, of Ibe 23tb February, announces that Franco has just lost one of her best citizens, and the Chamber of deputies one of the most distinguished members of the opposition, in the death I of iVJ. de Girardin, at the ago of GO. Two epic poems, are announced at Lyons, one rc lalivo to the oue hundred days—the other to St. He lena. The Journal du Commerce of Feb. 27, says, that the frigate Gucrricrc of GO guns, built at Marseilles, for : the Pacha of Egypt, and which sustained great dam- j age in the launching, would be ready for sea iu a month, and would sail for Alexandria with a French < | crew of about 400 men, and under the French ling. I The Royal Court of Paris, lias recently condemned ! | pur Contumace, to hard labor for life, a young man who j | bad killed his adversary in a duel, the circumstances : of which are not stated.—[Jhnerican. : The Edward Qiiesnel brings us Paris papers to fUh j j March. 'Flic Marquis de Laplace and Marshal the : I Marquis Viotncnil, both peers of France, died on 5th1 | March. The former is the immortal author of the i I system of the word; the lattler was one of the gallant I l Frenchmen who contributed their aid to our iudepen- I j dence. The ship Howard had arrived at Havre. There j j was no material change in the markets. I\I. de Castclbajac, a passenger in tho Edward : ! Quesuel. is bearer of despatches for the French Minis | ter. The Etoile of 3th March gives the following i important article, on the authority of tho Augsbur" Gazette: j Bucharest, 13lh Feb.— Private Idlers from Con-1 j stanlinoplc, of 4th ulf. announce that the Porte had ' | declared through the Reis EfFendi, its determioation to I ! reject all diplomatic overtures in favor of the Greek I i insurgents. The motives for this decision are the same j as those expressed on previous occasions. ! A hasty [fiance furnishes no further particulars of | interest.—[. V. V. Corn. Jldv. ■Paris, Jllttrch tt—Our stocks are at OT'i. The | King has raised (lie Prince of iJohcnlohc to the dignity j ! of Marshal of France. 1 Letters from Madrid, state that new difficulties liave i just aiisen between the Sp. Minister of Foreign Affairs! ' and Mr. Lainb. The latter has complained that the principal part of the arms found on the Poiluguese re i bcl;, are of the manufacture of Seville, wliicli arc under j the immediate control of, and could not liave been dis tributed without the consent of the Spanish Govern ment. Official accounts from Persia to the 17th of January, i mention some further military successes obtained tn i the Russians over the Persians. Glasgow, .March G.—By the steam-boat from Bel-1 | i-ist, we have received a deplorable account of the loss j i of :js3elson the Irish coast in the gale of Saturday! night. The enterprise, from New Yoilr, and Durnett, I from New Orleans, were lost at Glcnarm, crews saved; ' a ship to tho westward, supposed a West Indiaman, ! crew drowned. At Bolls water. Ocean, from Charles 1 ton, crew saved—a brig to westward all hands lost. Portsmouth, E.ni». March —On Tuesday the Diadem transport, Lieut. S. P. Pritchard, arrived from the Mauritius and the Tape of Good Hope._ The Diadem touched at bf. Helena. There were no ships there. The house which war erected for Bona parte’s residence was unoccupied; grangers go ng there, upon application to the Governor, are allowed lore side in it during their stay. At the old residence of Bonaparte, the room where he breathed his last is now converted into a thrashing barn, and the oilier pari j of the house into stables, kg. It is mentioned, in proof of the great value of the ; newly acquired English possessions on the Jeuissarim j coast, that samples of cottcn have been already pro j ! duced, superior in quality to tho Banda, which has j been considered (he best grown in Hindustan. They j were flattering themselves with the hope that this cot j ton would become a competitor in the English market l with the American Bca Islands. -OO© LATEST FROM LIBERIA. Office of the Coi.onizatto'v Society, li'athingtim, .Qpril Mlh, 182?. Liters have bc«*n received from Liberia up to tbs 11th j of February representing the colony as in the enjoyment J j of health, peace and prosperity. The colonists an: enga- j [ ged in constructing new and more extensive fortifications.| i and various other public buildings, an ) are making grent' j improvements in t'leir condition. The agriculture of the J colony promises wi i for this yen r. Tobacco is 7j cents j the pound, and none ran tie bought even at this rata, \ valuable grant lias been obtained of the n\ T nil. , ■ foitv miles south of Cape Montsrrado, and a the: ,iv corn* I menred at that place. The establishment; at Sf. John’s, , <v: I Yt uiig Bisfer’s, and I*aT ntaiiitu until, ami promise important advantages, The. • loniiil Acont Mn Asliniiin, expresses his driurmiiiaticn in visit the l uilcil States early in the ensuing summer. A loiter from Liberia, received in this city, dated at ,Monrovia, Feb. 5lh, says— “Lieut. Norris arrived on the I2ihof January, and expects to sail for St. Thomas on the 12th of February. The 12 pound guns and ammunition have beeD received and landed safely and in good order; aud (lie piescrice and services of the Shailr have proved equally season able and advantageous to the Colony. Not a slaver had attempted his operations between Trade Town and Cape Mount, (which limit at the two extremes, tin* lino of coast, along which it is an object of great soli citude in us, to effect its final and entire abolition.) since the date of my last letters, until five da3s previ ous to the arrival of the Shail;, when a small French schooner liom Maihnqoe, landed her cargo at Lit tle Fassa, lor 200 slaves. The Shark, in detainin'*' this vessel on the 2d of the month, for a few hours, in order to investigate her character, prevented her escape from a 1- t ench man of war, then cruising in search of her, and which at that moment hove in sight. She has been sent to Gore for condemnation. [-Yai. Int. — RIO GHANDS. Ualtimoiik, Apiil£3—The brig Caledonia, Captain Robertson, at this port on Saturday, sailed front P,i<» Grande on the 2d of March. \\> learn that the teports had reached that town of the occurence of a severe battle be tween the Brazilian and Bucflos Ayrran armies. No posi tive intelligence of the result had been permitted to transpire although it was believed the authorities had received the particulars. The reports in circulation, and they were generally credited, were, that the Brazilians had met wills an absolute defeat, and wero only preserved from total destruction by the presence of the Austrian soldiers, a bo dy of which the Emperor has in his service. This ruinnr of the defeat ol the Brazilian army, our readers may recol lect corresponds with the icport which has already reached us from Rio Janeiro. The scene of action was about 250 miles fiom Rio Grande— (-fme»7c<m. or l'lu following additional information on this sub— jpct, we acknowledge ourselves indebted to the polite* ness of an intelligent citizen who came passenger in the Caledonia. He in'onns ns that the Duenos Ayrcati army under the command of General Alvear, having thrown itself between the van of the Imperial army and Kio Grande, contiiiued to advance towards that city as far as tjie walls of Jageron, which town it entered, paying due respect to the property and persons of the inhabitants. The Buenos Ayrcans then made a diver sion towards thecity of Porto Allegro, (the capital of the province,) and after various efforts to engage the Imperialists, finally succeeded in bringing them tone* lion on or about the 20th of February? 7\s it was ex pected that a general engagement would bo deckive of the contest, and would in all probability involve con sequences of the highest importance to both countries, the commanders of the two armies had established the highest degree ofdiscipline of which their respective commands were susceptible. When the action com menced, the Buenos Ayrean army numbered about eight thousand men, principally mounted: that of the Brazilians about ten thousand men. The Brazilian general, aware of the powerful charge of the Buenos Ayrean cavalry, protected his centre and flanks by a large body of German Lancers. The encounter was furious and bloody, and the slaughter, consequently great on both sides. The battle lasted without in termission, until night separated the combatants. 1 lie loss on both sides it is supposed is uoai ly equal; in all. about 5000 men, killed and wounded. Thu Brazilian officials claim the victory, but the people of Lwo Giande seemed very doubtful on the subject- as notwnbstanding their attachment to the Emperor, (ha ving a short time previous voluntary presented him with §500,000) they did not evince any signs of joy or "rj“ tulation, oitlier in their appearance or in the illumina lion of their houses. Of the further details of this bat tle :t was impossible at the time of leaving Hio Grande to obtain any information, the official reports of the day not being entitled to any credit, and rumours be ing equally unsatisfactory.—[Balt. Jlmcr. FROM GIBRALTAR. Xkw York, April 21.—By the brig Leader, arri ved yesterday from Gibraltar, we have papers to the 1 .tii pit. containing dates from Portugal to (lie 3d. A Malta paper says the Egyptian fleet which sailed lion Alexandria for (lie JMorea, was commanded by iMoharem Bey. son in law of (he Pacha, and consisted of ... sail, ot which 30 were sloops of war, 4 fire ships and the rest European and Turkish transport*' I hero were no troops on board —but money, provisions a<;,"“llion-1 The specie on board amounted to *,-’00,000 Spanish. Letters received in Lisbon, on the "d of March, say, that the utmost confusion prevailed .among the rebels on the baiiiis of the Tarnega. On bearing of the advance of General Meilo beyond Labranns, tho 7th chasseurs mutinied. Count Villa Flor was to leave V ilia Real 2?lh February, for the purpose of expell ing the Rebels, and it was said would enter Spain by Miranda or Freixo d’Espada a ('into. I ’riiis intelligence the Chronicle of the 12th savs was principally derived from their correspondents, but the Impartial of 27th Feb. contains ollior news, which is mateitally different. It says the news from Frosos Montes of 25th Fob. Mate the Rebels bad collected a’l their positions, and were making on Ueira—m couse qucncc o. which. Geni tal Meilo was to occupy Cha— gres. It was also reported that the English brio-ado was inarching from Coimbra lo Vizco, and Gen. C.mton wa3 on his way to Oporto, to make himself acquainted with the ditrerout military positions in tho province of Minim, j [Enquirer. COMMODORE POUTER. V<~c have seen, sars the New-York Gazette of April "nth, a letter from Havana, dated April 7, to a highly respectable gentleman in this city, and ltave been permitted to make the following' extract from if: “One of our coasting vossels has arrived here tirin~ ing on board, as prisoners, the first officer of Corn. Porter, one lieutenant, and several seamen, who were risen upon by the Spanish crew after theircapluro. liy the sclir. Toison, Captain ITallott. arrived at Aew i or!: on Priday enening last, from Xibara, Cuba we aie informed (bat letters bad been received frcnl Havana, stating that two brigs belonging to Com. Por ter’s squadron bad been captured by Laborde’s fleet. We learn from a gentleman lately arrived from the f.Pa"»l' Maio’ *|»»t »he two frigates Colombia and Ccndmamarcha, intended for some hostile expedition against the Spanish territory, were nearly ready for sea on the20(li of March, when the preparations were sud denly suspended, by an order from lJolivar, and the expedition abandoned, as it was presumed, for the want of funds to carry it on. If wa3 gcnerallv understood that Porto Itico was its object; and that the ships were to co-operate in some manner with the Mexican t uati droo. * Com. Porter’s movements have all along appeared to inJicato some intended cooperation, and it would riot be strange if, on being disappointed in this manner, lie should undertake some active measures, as he mav thinii Ins character requires .some more energetic course after allowing himself td be nominally blockaded by a squadron be pretends to despise.—.V. 1' Duiltj Jldv. I-y the Colossus, from Havana, we learn, says tho Xcw York Commercial Advertiser, that Commodore Porter was still at Key West, and that the Spanish and Mexican Squadrons Jay in sight of each other_ The Commodore’s force consisted of a ship and two br.gs, as formerly, and consequently (says the Daily Advertiser) the report by the vessel'from Xibara re lative to the capture of the latter is unfounded. The account of the capture of Com. Porter’s first officer is confirmed. He bad taken a coaster and was inakin for Key West, w hen bo was pursued, and was obliged to run brs prize vessel ashore. With five of ».i9 OWn men and fifteen prisoners be got into the long boat wi.cn the latter overpowered him, and thus be was taJ ken. The name of the officer be longing to Commo dore I orlei’s squadron, who was can( :rod bv marc!0, is Thorn of <yj. »'